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Published on 12 Aug 2015 | about 1 year ago

You may be rich, but are you Humaid Albuqaish rich? See his cars, and his great cats.
Let me introduce you to Humaid Albuqaish, a resident of Dubai. Humaid has an interesting collection of exotic animals, including lions, cheetahs, turtles and more. Not only does he have a nice collection, but what he does with them is insane. I doubt he's a circus trainer, but he has at least learned how to keep his exotic pets tame. They let him do the craziest stuff, just check out the pictures, or the short video below.

Humaid Al Buqaish lives in a massive compound somewhere outside of Dubai. His Instagram account is dedicated to his many pets, most of which are exotic cats. It seems like someone in his very wealthy entourage got their hands on a GoPro camera, and the combination of his comical levels of wealth and his several tigers, cheetahs, lions, and one painfully cute chimp that he dresses in all Paul Frank pajamas has resulted in a mass YouTube following.

Different cultures treat wealth differently. In the west, many families have had wealth for countless generations, leading to an almost apathy towards their wealth. Sure, they have plenty of money, but they see no need to flaunt it.
Arab states, on the other hand, have a very different outlook. Many of the todays Arab elite remember being dirt poor, so their take on money is quite different. They flaunt it in ways that boggles the mind at times, writing their name in the sand, buyng a pure white gold Mercedes or countless other ridiculous shows.
One thing that virtually all Arab elite do is show off their cars. This has become so common place that the elite are looking for other ways of showing off, and exotic pets are the new thing. With lions going for $50,000 a piece, few ordinary folk can afford it, making them all the more interesting for those looking to flaunt.
Arab states, on the other hand, have a very different outlook. Many of the today's Arab elite remember being dirt poor, so their take on money is quite different. They flaunt it in ways that boggles the mind at times, writing their name in the sand, buying a pure white gold Mercedes or countless other ridiculous shows.
One thing that virtually all Arab elite do is show off their cars. This has become so common place that the elite are looking for other ways of showing off, and exotic pets are the new thing. With lions going for $50,000 a piece, few ordinary folk can afford it, making them all the more interesting for those looking to flaunt.
Let me introduce you to Humaid Albuqaish, a resident of Dubai (presumably). Humaid has an interesting collection of exotic animals, including lions, cheetahs, turtles and more. Not only does he have a nice collection, but what he does with them is insane. I doubt he's a circus trainer, but he has at least learned how to keep his exotic pets tame. They let him do the craziest stuff, just check out the pictures, or the short video below.

Dubai has an area of over 4,000 square kilometers, and is part of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is an economic and financial center, where the jewelry trade is important. Dubai formerly depended on oil and natural gas, but currently have diversified their economy. Tourism, real estate and trade is the main source of income.

Like any Arab country, Dubai meets the religious requirements of Islam. It is called to prayer five times a day and all citizens begin to pray toward Mecca.

Since 1990 Dubai has grown rapidly, and now is the envy of the world. For mega-wealthy young men of the Gulf Arab states nothing says 'I am rich' more aptly than to Instagram yourself and your lion or cheetah posing alongside your Mercedes or Lamborghini or motoring along in a speedboat.
Showing off the Persian Gulf's latest 'ultimate status symbol', the penchant for posting big cat photos on Instagram betrays the young men's sheer bravado or stupidity, depending on your point of view.
Indeed, while the intimacy on display the owners seem to share with their cats is clearly touching, others could possibly think of better ways to flaunt their wealth than sharing feeding time or bathing with fully grown 400 pound lions. Among the animals taken into custody are white lions, tigers, panthers, cheetahs and hyenas.

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